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CABOOSE

This is for all who requested a complete view of this obsolete railway car. Re: my previous image....

The Caboose traveled at the end of all American and/or Canadian freight trains mainly for the use of the train crew. Within would be found cooking and sleeping facilities plus a lounging area. The caboose occupants would also serve as watchmen at the end of the train---

As children, my brothers and I would race to the top of our hill to watch the choo choo train (steam engine) go by--- This pleasure was not complete until we waved to the caboose man--- Now cabooses sit in museums, carefully painted--still objects of special attention.!

V2 is a sepia version of another image--- Since almost all cabooses were red, it is hard for me to want to do this in mono--thought some would like --sooooo

Sorry for lack of voting----we found two kittens in the bridge last night--- my neighbor and I have been looking after them. Another neighbor will give them a home-- in one HOUR!!! They are a handful

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Aug 2013 - 1:42 AM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:CABOOSE
Username:taggart taggart
Uploaded:27 Aug 2013 - 9:09 PM
Tags:Architecture, Cabosse, General, Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Train, Transport
Votes:67
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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
27 Aug 2013 - 9:13 PM

Excellent capture, clarity and colours are superb. But where is V2?????
Effrossini

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
27 Aug 2013 - 9:15 PM

Just I saw it. V1 is my fav.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Aug 2013 - 9:15 PM

Fine images Jenn, I do like V2,
Fred.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:16 PM

Good to see the colour, Jenn, but your processing in v2 does hide all the distracting stuff around it.

Dave

Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 9:23 PM

Two excellent images, Jenn - like them both.

P.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:27 PM

Interesting bit of history about your subject, Jenn, and whilst I really love V 1, V 2 is extra special and so reminiscent, I suspect, of the days when these were active rolling stock rather than museum pieces.
Ronnie.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:29 PM

Hope that you got some photos of the kittens Jennn?
Two lovely shots here
Lillian

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:35 PM

These are two excellent images, Jenn - the processing of V2 is absolutely superb - turns the clock back many, many years!
I'm sure one of these cabooses featured in a song from The Traveling Wilburys entitled 'End of the Line' in the late 1980s.

Richard

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:42 PM

the subject matter is fantastic and I love v1... an interesting conversion too.

jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 430 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 9:54 PM

very interesting Jenn
Jason

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:03 PM

Two great images and a superb write up. V2 's processing is outstandingly good.

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:11 PM

Love V2....great processing..........could be in the Wild West.................GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:13 PM

Manipulation of V2 hits the spot - looks like it's right out of an old newspaper.. like the write-up, a lot of us did the same thing back then.

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 10:27 PM

v1 for me today jenn love the colours brilliant detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 - 10:49 PM

Two nice captures V2 Smile

Eileen

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:00 PM

Two very fine shots of this wonderful old railway car Joline. V2 adds qite a deal of realism but my favourite is V1. Were you lucky enough to get shots of the inside ???GrinGrinGrinTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueSmileSmileSmileSmile
Rom

achieverswales
27 Aug 2013 - 11:03 PM

Have to go for V2 Jenn, love the treatment.

Regards

Trev.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:16 PM

A very fine job in processing V2 - must have taken a lot of layers.
I do like the realism of V1 too with plant pots and weeds.
Thank you for explaining exactly what a Caboose is.
KateGrinGrinGrin

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:24 PM

Has a good timeless look in V2 Jenn,
but the colour for me all the way !!
Mick.

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:40 PM

I love the bright red in V1, but also like the old time feel of V2.

Ty

fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2013 - 11:54 PM


Quote: I love the bright red in V1, but also like the old time feel of V2.

Ty

And me too!
Lavina

Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
28 Aug 2013 - 12:32 AM

V2 is a work of art Jenn.
M

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Aug 2013 - 4:36 AM

Two great images Jenn !! V2 is special Smile

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:27 AM

V2 is very nostalgic and beautiful. But I also like the red and green contrast in v1

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:14 AM

Fascinating historical detail in both words and pictures! The sepia version brings to mind so many old films . . .
Bill

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7396 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 8:19 AM

There's another world in this, a step into the past. We all have our childhood memories and images can provide the way back into them. So colour for me, because I can step into it more easily. Does that make any sense at all??
Moira

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 9:06 AM

Time marches on I guess but what great memories this kind of image evokes. Beautifully taken Jenn and definitely colour for me.
Joan.

JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent write up, good angle well processed, I like them both,

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 10:21 AM

The write-up, especially the freight trains remind me of Woody Guthrie and his great book "Bound for Glory", Jennn. I like V1 and the colour of the caboose a lot, but as many observed, and I love the conversion and processing of the mono and it is really an exceptional work.

Last Modified By nonur at 28 Aug 2013 - 10:22 AM
mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 11:21 AM

v2 for me, good docu jennn.
cheers phil.

Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 12:18 PM

My father was a conductor for the Canadian Pacific and sometimes I would go with him, riding in the caboose, or van as we called it. It was his home away from home, and very comfortably outfitted.

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 3:01 PM

I have the same kind of nostalgia,as I grew up in a railway colony. My father & Father in Law both were in railways. I dream some day I will build something like this in my small piece of land at Burdwan

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Aug 2013 - 3:21 PM

Two excellent images, both are good.

myrab
myrab e2 Member 8myrab vcard United Kingdom
28 Aug 2013 - 6:07 PM

2 great images Jenn, love the little story you have given .

Myra

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 6:31 PM

Beautiful colour and a lovely object Jenn; I want one! Wink
Rende

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85882 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 7:16 PM

Similar to our old guard's vans, but I doubt ours were as grand as these

Adrian

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2013 - 11:21 PM

Both images wonderful. I love the almost archival look of V2. That must be a great memory with your brother, Jenn.

Peter

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:02 PM

I love both shots. Yes, it is strange seeing V2 without the red but a very nice, classic image.

I too have similar memories. There were RR tracks in Hamburg, New York where I grew up. They were between our house and the church we attended. We always had to leave for church extra early to allow for the fact that we might have to wait for a train to pass. The biggest joy my siblings and I had was being first in line at the tracks so we could count all of the cars -- often 200 to a train. Then, the big payoff was the caboose. Smile
I miss those trains.
-=\Walter

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Aug 2013 - 11:21 PM

YUP!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2013 - 10:03 PM

Two excellent and contrasting images Jenn, just love your processing in v2 where you've given it an old time feel

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2013 - 9:53 AM

This would make a wonderful holiday home. Smile
Planing to hop over the pond in 2015, if nothing interfers with my plans.
Johanna

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